MTK: MUSIC TO KNOW GIVES LIVE MUSIC A SUMMER HOME Music Festival Brings Jobs, Charitable Donations and Sponsorship Opportunities to East Hampton

MTK: MUSIC TO KNOW GIVES LIVE MUSIC A SUMMER HOME Music Festival Brings Jobs, Charitable Donations and Sponsorship Opportunities to East Hampton

The inaugural MTK: Music to Know Summer Festival will take place in East Hampton, New York on Saturday, August 13 and Sunday, August 14, 2011. 20 bands will play beginning at noon each day and ending at 10PM.

Founded by Chris Jones, owner of Sole East Hotel in Montauk, and screenwriter Bill Collage, MTK delivers two days of adult contemporary music, as well as new and emerging pop, rock and alt-rock acts. The bands will be announced in the coming weeks.

In addition to music, MTK offers ticket holders the opportunity to enjoy local food, wine and beer. They expect more than a dozen local food service providers and restaurants to be represented. A separate wine and beer tent will showcase East End wines and local micro-brews of which there are dozens.

Over 20 retail booths will showcase fashion and jewelry designers and myriad lifestyle wares — from surf shops to bike stores; from health & beauty products to wellness centers. Both local and national brands will be represented.

MTK has pledged to give $100,000 to East Hampton-based charities, payable prior to the festival to ensure the recipients receive the funding. Charities will also be being given space on the sight to promote themselves, encourage further donations and to get people involved. The list of charities to receive the money will be announced in the coming weeks.

Bob Kennedy of RFK Productions is producing the event. Josh Deutsch, CEO of Downtown Music, LLC, one of the largest independent record companies in America, will co-produce.

Ticketing: Two-Day General Admission Passes and Two-Day VIP passes will be available. There are no one-day tickets. A limited quantity of upgrade passes to the wine terrace and beer garden are available to General Admission customers. A pre-sale for local citizens will offer a 20% discount on any type of ticket purchase. Tickets are expected to go on sale in mid-April.

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